Psychology Major Overview
The Mount Royal BA with a major in Psychology is designed to provide students with a broad base of knowledge in the key areas of the discipline by requiring courses in six core areas. It will also provide an understanding of research processes, the scientific method, and statistical analysis through specific courses in these areas as well as in senior courses that cover this material as it relates to specific topics. Students will also have the opportunity to choose from courses that will enable them to focus on a particular area within the Psychology discipline. The knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired in the BA program can lead students to a variety of career opportunities or to further study in Psychology and related fieldsPsychology Majors HandbookThe Psychology Department has created a Psychology Majors Student Handbook. This is an excellent resource including Admission Requirements, Graduation Requirements and everything in between. If you are a Psychology Major or are interested in the program you should take a look at this document.
Psychology Course Descriptions
Here is a link to the Mount Royal Course Listings page. Just scroll down to the Psychology section to read descriptions of all the courses offered by the Department of Psychology.Admission to MajorAdmission is competitive. Applicants must meet both the competitive admission average for the Psychology program, and present specific required courses with the minimum required grades. The current admmission requirements can be found on the Arts Admission Requirements & Costs page.
Specific Psychology Graduation RequirementsStudents must meet the general graduation requirements for the Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Psychology, which can be found in the Academic Calendar (page 58). A list of required courses can also be found there.
You can also take a look at our 1 page Psychology Program Planning Sheet that is very helpful in planning course selections or just getting a general overview of the program requirements.FAQFollow this link for a Psychology Majors FAQDeclaring a Minor in PsychologyIf you are not majoring in Psychology, we offer a minor in Psychology that would be an excellent addition to your chosen program.